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Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 Complete Act - Bare Act

StateCentral Government
Act Info:
Section1 - Short title, extent and commencement
Section2 - Definitions
Section3 - Punishment for enforcing religious disabilities
Section4 - Punishment for enforcing social disabilities
Section5 - Punishment for refusing to admit person to hospitals, etc.
Section6 - Punishment for refusing to sell goods or render services
Section7 - Punishment for other offences arising out of "untouchability"
Section7A - Unlawful compulsory labour when to be deemed to be a practice of "untouchability"
Section8 - Cancellation or suspension of licences in certain cases
Section9 - Resumption or suspension of grants made by Government
Section10 - Abetment of offence
Section10A - Power of State Government to impose collective fine
Section11 - Enhanced penalty on subsequent conviction
Section12 - Presumption by Courts in certain cases
Section13 - Limitation of Jurisdiction of Civil Courts
Section14 - Offences by companies
Section14A - Protection of action taken in good faith
Section15 - Offences to be cognizable and triable summarily
Section15A - Duty of State Government to ensure that the rights accruing from the abolition of "untouchability" may be availed of by the concerned persons
Section16 - Act to override other laws
Section16A - Probation of Offenders Act, 1958, not to apply to persons above the age of fourteen years
Section16B - Power to make rules
Section17 - [Repeal]
Schedule1 - THE SCHEDULE

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